Serving Children from Norwalk and Stamford

Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities:

Mystery reader – volunteers sign up to read a story to one of Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes. Time and date can be arranged with the volunteer coordinator.

Pool volunteers – Homeowners who have pools and are within a 2.5 mile radius of New Canaan Country School make their pools available for recreational swimming for small groups of students in the afternoon. Schedule can be negotiated with our Office Manager.

Parent swim class volunteers – Swimming is a hallmark of the Horizons summer program and we don’t just teach the kids to swim! Once a week on Tuesday evenings, we provide swim lessons for interested parents. In addition to volunteer swim instructors, we also need volunteer childcare providers. 

Group Volunteer Projects: Horizons has a variety of needs that are ideal for church groups, social clubs, scout troops, etc.

Backpack project -Each year at the end of the summer program, we like to provide our students with anew backpack, filled with basic school supplies. We need 265 backpacks each summer. We provide a list of requested supplies and groups can commit to providing a certain number of backpacks. Backpacks are delivered during the last week of the summer program (the week of July 30th).

Book donations – Groups can collect and donate age-appropriate books (new, please) to be distributed to our students throughout the year.